The proposed amendments to the Constitution of the United States during the first century of its history (Google eBook)

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Government Printing Office, 1897 - 442 pages
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Contents

Regulation of elections to Congress
28
Regulation for proving of elections
29
Incompatibility of other functions for members of Congress
30
Compensation of members
34
Oath to the Constitution
35
Changing the date of inauguration day and the time of the sessions of Congress
36
Extra sessions of Congress quorum and vote
38
Discipline of members of Congress
39
Publication of the journals
40
Incompatibility of other functions for Representatives
42
Limitation of the number of Representatives
54
Election of Representatives
56
Proving elections to the House
59
Election of Senators
60
Filling vacancies in the Senate
63
Recall of Senators by the States
64
Term of Senators
65
Trial of impeachment of Senators
67
Chapter III
69
Addition of VicePresidents
72
Qualifications of the Executive
73
Choice of President and VicePresident
75
The twelfth amendment
77
Choice of electors by districts
80
Choice of electors by general ticket in each State
84
Election of the President by the people as the legislature of the State shall direct
86
Election of President and VicePresident by a general direct vote
87
Election of President and VicePresident directly by dis tricts
89
Election of President and VicePresident directly by a com bination of districts and votes at large
92
Page
93
Election of President by a direct vote by States
94
Election from candidates designated by the States
98
Election of President by lot
100
Election of President from Presidential Sections
103
Election of President and VicePresident by the voters as Congress shall direct
104
Election of President and VicePresident in case of no choice at the first election
105
Discussion of schemes for Presidential Election
111
Time of election
114
Federal control over the election of President
115
Settlement of contested Presidential Elections
116
Exclusion of electors from appointment by the President
122
Term of the President and VicePresident
123
Compensation of the President
129
Limitations upon the appointing power of the President
134
Regulation of the power of removal
136
Civilservice reform
138
Military power of the President
140
Election of executive officials
141
Punishment of official misconduct
142
Chapter IV
144
Choice of judges
146
Judges to be ineligible to other offices
147
Impeachment
149
Age limit
151
Compensation of judges
153
Jurisdiction of the court
154
Suits against States
156
Other tribunals for the settlement of disputes between the States and the General Government
159
Summary of the propositions relative to the judiciary
163
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS AFFECTING THE POWERS OF THE GOVERNMENT 79 Division of powers between the States and the General Go...
165
Effect of express prohibition on Congress
166
Suits against States
167
Performance of national functions by the States
169
Guaranty of the State governments
170
Acknowledgement of secession
172
Limitations on secession
173
Limitations on the States by the Reconstruction Amend ments
175
Exclusive power of Congress over the seat of government and other sites
176
Abridging territory
177
Annexation of territory
178
Admission of new States
180
Slavery propositions in 186061
194
Prohibition or limitation on abolition
195
Fugitive slaves
198
Slavery in the Territories
201
Admission of States
202
Acquirement of new territory
203
The District of Columbia and places under Federal juris diction
204
Right of transit with slaves
205
Slave insurrections and conspiracies
206
The foreign slave trade
208
Interstate slave trade and introduction of free negroes
209
The question of abolition
210
Abolition in the seceding States
211
Compensated emancipation
212
Compensation for slaves prohibited
213
Total abolition urged
214
Abolition secured by the thirteenth amendment
217
Citizenship of negroes denied
218
The fourteenth amendment
219
Further enforcement of civil rights
222
Disability of participants in the rebellion
223
Restrictions on the suffrage
226
Extension of the suffrage to negroes
227
The fifteenth amendment
229
Miscellaneous propositions on the suffrage since the fifteenth amendment
235
Suffrage of the Chinese
237
Present condition of the suffrage
239
Early objections
240
Requisitions
242
Direct taxes
243
Taxation of corporations by States
245
Export duties
246
Payment of the Confederate debt
247
Claims for damages arising out of the civil war
248
Payment of the national debt
249
Distribution of the surplus
250
Protective tariffs
251
Prohibition of special legislation
252
Status of financial legislation
253
Commercial power
254
National banks
255
Issuing of bank notes
257
Legaltender notes
258
Internal improvements
260
Navigation laws and embargoes
263
Bankruptcy laws
265
The statns of commercial powers
266
Foreign affairs
267
Declaration of war
269
The militia
270
Military pensions
271
Prohibition of polygamy
272
Protection to labor
273
Education
274
The States to provide free public schools
275
Religion
277
Summary of amendments on the powers of the Government
279
PROCKDURE AS TO CONSTITUTIONAl AMENDMENTS 176 Method of amendment
281
Proposed amendments in Congress
284
Ratification by conventions
286
Regulation of the ratification by the legislature
287
Propositions to change the majorities required by Article V
292
Ratification by popular vote
293
What constitutes twothirds majority under Article V
295
Is the signature of the governor essential to an amend ment to the Federal Constitution approved by the legis lature of the State
297
What constitutes threefourths of the States
298
Can a State reconsider its action upon an amendment
299
The difficulties of amendment
300
Appendix Calendar and bibliography of proposed amendments
306
Titles of nobility 186
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